Category Archives: Student Projects

DIS Reception

Reception RIT University Gallery Thursday February 23rd, 5:30PM – 7:00PM The Danish Institute for Study Abroad, will hold a reception for the Furniture Design in Scandinavia exhibition, that highlights eight seating designs built by students of RIT’s Industrial Design and … Continue reading
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Metaproject02: Winners and Runners-up

Congratulations to everyone who participated to make Metaproject02 a success. Winner in Glass: – Thomas Zogas Winner in Industrial Design: – Daniel Ipp Runners-up in Glass: – Karen Mahardy – Surim Lee – Allyson Klopp – Jasper Signer – Namdoo … Continue reading
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Metaproject02: Event Schedule

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The Strong Arm Lifting System

RIT students Sean Petterson (Senior Industrial Design) and Justin Hillery (Senior Multidiciplinary Studies), were recently awarded patents for their new invention, the Strong Arm. Both students sat down with Professor Chance Glenn (host of Intelligent Conversations) to discuss their invention … Continue reading
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Imagine RIT: The Big Idea Project

RIT ID Senior Lecturer Kim Sherman and Visiting Assistant Professor Miguel Cardona are organizing a new project for this years Imagine RIT. The Big Idea intends to physically fly, float, or project the word “IMAGINE” over the campus during Imagine … Continue reading
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RIT’s Shark Tank Winner: The Kinetic Beacon

Industrial Design sophomore Alexander Bennett and Management Information Systems junior Christopher Burton were recently selected as 1st place winners in RIT’s Shark Tank Exhibition, sponsored by the Saunders College. The students received a $2,000 prize for their concept and prototype … Continue reading
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Metaproject 02: Invitation

Please click on the image to view details on Metaproject 02, the Corning Museum of Glass Student Design Competition. Held on February 16th at RIT’s Center for Student Innovation.
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Ice Hut Project

Artist and Professor Lancelot Coar, of the University of Manitoba in Canada, will visit RIT to create a piece of temporary architecture made of ice. The Ice Hut Project will involve Professor Amos Scully’s Form II students, who will be … Continue reading
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DIS Spotlight: Sunyoung Stephanie Kim

I made this chair in Denmark, and I named it The #, because from the top the chair looks like #. When I was designing this chair, I kept thinking about how I could stress the best characteristics of the … Continue reading
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Metaproject 02 Featured in GLASS Quarterly

Metaproject 02 is currently featured in GLASS Quarterly’s Winter 2011-12 issue. The article discusses the ongoing collaboration between the Corning Museum of Glass and RIT’s industrial design & glass students. Final student work will be displayed at New York’s Design … Continue reading
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Metaproject 02: Behind the Glass

This year The Corning Museum of Glass is collaborating with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in a student design competition called Metaproject 02. RIT has asked us to act as an industrial client and material expert to give design students … Continue reading
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Sustainable Product Design: Presentations

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Metaproject 01 on RIT University News

RIT Industrial Design Students Participate in Wilsonart Challenge RIT industrial design students designed and built chair prototypes for the Wilsonart Challenge. The students were required to use Wilsonart laminate in their designs. A jury of design experts selected the top … Continue reading
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Whirlpool designers talk about portfolio development

Wyatt Cline, Category Manager, and Michael Kahwaji, Lead Designer, of Whirlpool’s Global Consumer Design Studio, recently visited RIT. Their talk focused on “Top Ten Topics to Think through Portfolio” as well as an overview of Whirlpool’s design philosophy. The talk … Continue reading
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RIT Students Invent Back-Saving Vest

Sean Petterson, an Industrial Design senior & Justin Hillery on the News with their strong arm project done a CSI. The accomplishments of the Strong Arm project: -Runner up NY state business plan competition -1st place at RIT’s business plan … Continue reading
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DIS Spotlight: Kejia Liu

The chair is made of three pieces of laminate which can be easily reproduced and constructed for mass production. Using the flexibility of the material, the chair can hold a person’s weight while also giving a little bit flexibility which … Continue reading
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Metaproject 02: CMoG

Developed by RIT associate professor Josh Owen in 2010 as an industrial design course with an industry partnership placing student output into a global venue, “Metaproject” is now running in its second generation. This year, the partnership is with the … Continue reading
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Paula Garcia: A McNair Scholar

This past summer I did federally funded research through the McNair Scholars Program. My research focus was the splints used by spinal cord injury patients. I worked with Professor Kim Sherman to improve the product’s function, pricing, and safety. The … Continue reading
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Industrial Design Seniors’ 90-Second Laptop Disassembly Among Top Projects in International E-Waste Design Contest

Congratulations Joe & Isaac for winning 2nd place!! June 7, 2011 by Kelly Downs Watch the winning video – “Dismantle” Two industrial design students from Rochester Institute of Technology, Isaac Alves and Joseph Lapke, won second place in the 2011 … Continue reading
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Metaproject 01 @ ICFF profiled on Core77

When I saw the Wilsonart × RIT finalists in their booth at Javits over the past weekend, it didn’t even occur to me that our own Allan Chochinov had been one of the judges for the competition. The brief for the inaugural … Continue reading
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